He dropped by The Zelman Partisans again this morning to explain that
(bump stocks are not guns . They are a totally meaningless argument)
Basically, he didn’t read any of the background material (including the two specific links I gave him). Which means he has no idea of what he’s talking about. That is exactly what the proposed rule changes: redefining them them as “machinegun”.
“The Department of Justice (Department) proposes to amend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulations to clarify that “bump fire” stocks, slide-fire devices, and devices with certain similar characteristics (bump-stock-type devices) are “machineguns” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) and the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), because such devices allow a shooter of a semiautomatic firearm to initiate a continuous firing cycle with a single pull of the trigger.”
The very first sentence of the NPRM. The guy’s even more oblivious that I first thought.